Dr. Didac Barco is a dermatologist based in Barcelona, who specialises in the treatment of acne, scars (acne scarring, thyroid scar, cesarean section scar, and chicken pox scarring, among others) and keloids. He is also a worldwide renowned dermatologist in laser treatment, participating in the most relevant scientific congresses regarding this topic.
More than 7 years ago, he launched DBdermatologiabarcelona.com, a website where he offers information on a wide range of dermatological conditions, examples of patients treated by him, information about medical technology and the latest news about lasers and Dermatology.
Dr. Didac Barco offers his services as a Dermatologist at “Corium Dermatology” in Barcelona, where he strives to search for excellence in both the bed-side manners with the patient and to provide the most innovative laser technology.
Dr. Didac Barco has a solid medical education and background, including observerships at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Woolmanhill Hospital and the Aesthetic and Laser Dermatology Service at Mount Sinai Hospital. He has also coursed two master degrees, one in Aesthetic Dermatology at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid and another one in Photomedicine and Laser Skin Applications at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in Barcelona.
His first online course for Dermatologists
Dr. Didac Barco is always in constant effort to train colleagues and learn from them sharing experiences to be at the vanguard of the current scientific knowledge. His passion as a researcher led him to create his first online course for Dermatologists: ‘Simple techniques for the management of acne scars’, an educational landmark in Spain. The course has the scientific approval of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Ibero-Latin-American Congress.
In addition, Dr. Didac Barco is a key opinion leader and endorser for Cutera Inc. And Candela Inc., being both world pioneering companies in the development of medical laser equipment.
What do patients highlight the most about Dr. Barco?
His remarkableand kind manners with them and the way he discusses all the therapeutical options that each and every patient has. Hence, both the patient and the doctor participate in deciding which best therapeutic approach should be to address the consultation.
One of his hallmarks when visiting patients is an early diagnosis and treatment for acne, in aim to avoid scarring and psychological sequelae. For that, one of his main concerns is trying to rule out the underlying cause of acne, especially in young women. In these cases, in which isotretinoin has normally failed, he provides a thorough hormonal study and alternative therapies to isotretinoin (spironolactone, metformin, oral contraceptive pills, dexamethasone) if indicated.
Acne can be the telltale sign of a hormonal disease (e.g., adrenal hyperplasia, polycystic ovarian syndrome), so a passive attitude in its diagnosis and treatment should be avoided, as Dr. Barco states. It is important to emphasize that acne can be associated with an increased risk of disorders, such as hypercholesterolemia, insulin resistance, obesity and/or inflammatory bowel disease. A passive therapeutic approach to acne can lead to scarring, psychological consequences or a misdiagnosis of an underlying condition.